How the U.S. Government Evolved Over Time


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Which section of the US government is outlined in Article I of the US Constitution?

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1. What did the Great Compromise of 1787 establish?

2. Who is in charge of the executive branch of the American government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As our nation has grown and developed so has the U.S. government. Assess your knowledge of the three branches of government and the changes that have been made over time by completing these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • The executive branch of the American government
  • What was established by the Great Compromise of 1877
  • Which government branch does the US Constitution least defines

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which part of the US government Article 1 of the Constitution outlines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what Supreme Court power was established by Marbury v. Madison
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the changes in the American government

Additional Learning

Learn more about how America's government has changed by completing the lesson titled How the U.S. Government Evolved Over Time. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the three branches of government
  • Define bicameral legislature
  • Understand what the term unconstitutional means